Dwight Atkinson

Professor, Emeritus

Dwight Atkinson is an applied linguist and second language educator who specializes in writing, qualitative research approaches, and second language acquisition. Current projects include developing a “sociocognitive” approach to second language acquisition and research on the experiences of vernacular language-schooled students in English-language universities in India.

Atkinson’s past work has ranged widely, from the history of medical and scientific research writing in English, to critiques of concepts in writing instruction such as critical thinking and voice, to explorations of the concept of culture, to writings on qualitative research methods. Atkinson teaches courses in applied linguistics and second language acquisition at the University of Arizona.

Atkinson, D. (2015). Writing across cultures: 'Culture' in second language writing studies. In F. Sharifian (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Language and Culture (pp. 417-430). London: Routledge.

Atkinson, D. (2014). Language learning in mindbodyworld: A sociocognitive approach to second language acquisition. Language Teaching, 47, 467-483.

Atkinson, D., & Matsuda, P. K. (2013). Intercultural rhetoric – a conversation: The sequel. In D. Belcher & G. Nelson (eds.), Critical and Corpus-based Approaches to Intercultural Rhetoric (pp. 227-247). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Atkinson, D., & Sohn, J. (2013). Culture from the bottom up. TESOL Quarterly, 47, 669-693.